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post #21 of 28 Old 06-03-2007, 09:18 PM
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you can go 60 over but that increase block fatigue way too much its not a good idea, especially for a daily driver.
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post #22 of 28 Old 06-04-2007, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe I should just go with one of those new 390HP crate engines. By the time I rebuild or buy a remanufactored engine, buy heads, cam, intake, R.R. and everything I will be up to 5 or 6 grand anyway... Might be smarter and cheaper to buy one of these crate engines. I will save money on the rebuild and just pay a local shop for the install... because I am in Iraq and cant do any work myself...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-M...89386371QQrdZ1

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

What do you think about them apples? Or have I just gone crazy because I've been in Iraq far too long??? HHHHAHHAHAHA

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Come to think of it... Can any of you guys working at the Dodge dealership get me a better deal on this engine. Maybe I'm not crazy
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post #24 of 28 Old 06-04-2007, 05:49 PM
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i agree with the others

i tend to stay away from dealerships mostly for the higher cost on not only labor but theres parts are more expensive too

but then again thats why im taking automotive classes so i can fix my beastie of a truck myself anyways about the price

4400 for a engine rebuild is about right but if they just put in a new one it seems kinda high cuz lets figure about 2k for the engine maybe 3k that leaves 1400 for labor which to me seems a bit high considering everything else is there wire harness engine mounts blah blah blah blah i mean if its a professional shop it would probly only take them 3 days to get old engine out marking wires and hose and put the new one in and program the computer for the new engine if its the same type as that was in there too me it doesn seem quite right cuz well either way you look at it its at least a 2 man job so we take 8 hours a day about times it by 3 to get 24 at a shop labor rate of about 70 hmm where my calculator o it comes to 1680 eh

my formula probly isnt sound but theres now way that it take a dealership autoshop more then 24 hours total to take out old and put in new

but thery probly trying to run ya throught a loop to get money just like for instance they charge an hour labor to hook a vehicle up to the computer even though most of the time its takes 5 minutes to hook it up 5 to run through diagnostics and then maybe 10 to decipher the computer codes
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post #25 of 28 Old 06-04-2007, 08:10 PM
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dont get me wrong airborne, im not trying to turn you away from the stroker by anymeans. i just wanted to let you know it gets real costly. didnt want you to dive in without knowing like i did, then your engine is in pieces for a year nickel and diming it together. well 2 weeks and it should be runnin, if you want to stroke it, by all means go for it, its a great engine.
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Well this guy with the 5.9L for sale finally got back with me...

It is 360 with the R/T heads 2.02 stainless intake valves-1.62 stainless exhaust valves, Mopar Performance R/T cam, M1 FI Intake, MP 1.7 RR, Black MP Valve covers, MP headers, custom comp cam, water pump, 30lbs FMS injectors, MP cap & rotor, MP wires...

He claims he will give me a good deal... I'm guessing that I can get the whole shabang for around $1700. The only problem is that the lower has 100,000 miles on it and the upper has around 30,000 miles on it.... Still cheaper than the crank rebuild at the dealership. Who knows how long the engine will last but for that price you could afford to rebuild it if it goes... Its got $1700 worth of performance parts on it. Came out of a 97 SS/T does that matter?

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Well this guy with the 5.9L for sale finally got back with me...

It is 360 with the R/T heads 2.02 stainless intake valves-1.62 stainless exhaust valves, Mopar Performance R/T cam, M1 FI Intake, MP 1.7 RR, Black MP Valve covers, MP headers, custom comp cam, water pump, 30lbs FMS injectors, MP cap & rotor, MP wires...

He claims he will give me a good deal... I'm guessing that I can get the whole shabang for around $1700. The only problem is that the lower has 100,000 miles on it and the upper has around 30,000 miles on it.... Still cheaper than the crank rebuild at the dealership. Who knows how long the engine will last but for that price you could afford to rebuild it if it goes... Its got $1700 worth of performance parts on it. Came out of a 97 SS/T does that matter?

What do you guys think about that?

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Yea I dunno man, those miles are high..... try to bump him down to a grand

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Sounds good to me.I wouldn't worry about the 100,000 miles on the lower end.

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